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Author(s):KnowledgeWorks Foundation
Title:Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Short Description:This report deepens the argument for small schools presenting data from successful small schools across the nation.
Annotation:"This report deepens the argument for small schools in three important ways. First, analysis of more than three thousand construction projects shows that smaller schools are no more expensive to build than much larger schools. Second, analysis of the budgets of 25 good small schools throughout the United States demonstrates that on average they spend less per student on educational program, maintenance and operations than the per-pupil expenditure in their districts, yet they achieve results that are equal to or better than schools in the same area. Third, these schools offer innovative and effective educational programs, facilities, and strategies for cost effectiveness that can serve as models and inspiration to people interested in cost-effective good small schools."
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Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
High School
High School Graduation/Dropout Prevention
National Perspectives
Preparation/College Readiness
School Reform
Small Schools Initiatives
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
The economic impact of the achievement gap in America's schools
Think again: The connection between education and true independence
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
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High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Making college and career readiness the mission for high schools: A guide for state policymakers
Smaller Learning Communities Annotated Bibliography
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Rising by Degrees
The price of knowledge, vol. 4, chapter 1: The value of a degree: Education, employment and earnings in Canada
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
The consequences of dropping out of high school: Joblessness and jailing for high school dropouts and the high cost for taxpayers
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The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
What educators should learn from ER
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Higher education commission helps high schools track graduates' progress
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
21st century skills for 21st century jobs
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
Educational attainment of people 18 years and over, by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for the 25 largest states: March 2000
Educational attainment of the population 25 years and over, by state
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
Small schools, big results: Nebraska high school completion and postsecondary enrollment rates by size of school district
Career-related predictors of work-bound and college-bound status of adolescents in rural and nonrural areas
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
The looming workforce crisis: Preparing American workers for 21st century competition
NCHEMS information center
American FactFinder
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
OECD Programme for international student assessment
What works clearinghouse
Measuring up 2006
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
National High School Center
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
The Gates effect
Institutional graduation rate for 1985 entering cohorts
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Accelerated learning for all
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
What it's worth: Field of training and economic status: 2001
Statement of the national summit on competitiveness: Investing in America's future
National defense education and innovation initiative: Meeting America's economic and security challenges in the twenty-first century
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Alignment of high school graduation requirements and state-set college admissions requirements
A voice from the middle
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Indiana college completion rates 2007
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
College access for the working poor: Overcoming burdens to succeed in higher education
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Recent STEM initiatives
College learning for the new global century
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education and public safety
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Dropout prevention for students with disabilities: A critical issue for state education agencies
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Earnings by attainment
Comprehensive school reform quality center report on middle and high school comprehensive school reform models
Digest of education statistics: 2006
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Minorities in higher education twenty-second annual status report: 2007 supplement
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Economic mobility project
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Economic mobility of black and white families
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Reaching higher college completion (working paper)
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
Strategic designs: Lessons from leading edge small urban high schools
Case studies of leading edge small urban high schools
Indiana by the numbers
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
The future workforce of Indiana
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Measuring and improving the effectiveness of high school teachers
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
College access and success state data
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
Tapping America's Potential
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
An examination of the information technology job market
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Boosting postsecondary education performance
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
What is "career ready"?
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (2012 Update)
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Why access matters: The community college student body
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A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
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Beyond the master plan: The case for restructuring baccalaureate education in California
Sustained positive effects on graduation rates produced by New York City's small public high schools of choice
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
STEM: State reports and state level analysis
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
2011 National survey of school counselors: School counseling at a crossroads
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Transforming education in America
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
American Association of Community Colleges 2011 Advocacy Toolkit Factsheet
Jobs, jobs, jobs: Challenges community colleges face to reach the unemployed
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Adolescent literacy
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
Information constraints and financial aid policy
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Race to the top: What have we learned from the states so far? A state-by-state evaluation of Race to the Top performance
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
50-state mathematics requirements for the standard high school diploma
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
The College Board 2012 national survey of school counselors and administrators: Report on survey findings: Barriers and supports to school counselor success
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011; financial statistics, fiscal year 2011; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2003-2008 : First look (preliminary data)
The state of Latinos in the United States: Although the growing population has experienced marked success, barriers remain
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
5 Education factors in focus
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Trends among high school seniors 1972-2004
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Center for Law and Social Policy
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Investing in lasting change: Productivity and U.S. higher education
Dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2006
YouthBuild USA
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
IU School of Education Center for Research and P-16 Collaboration: Presentation
I-STEM Resource Network
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
The minds of boys
The male achievement gap in Indiana
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
If small is not enough...The characteristics of successful small high schools in Chicago
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
The Perkins Act of 2006: Connecting career and technical education with the college and career readiness agenda
Feeling the Florida heat? How low-performing schools respond to voucher and accountability pressure
Encouraging girls in math and science
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Programme for international assessment (PISA): 2006 Results
Workers need training, not tough talk
Indiana's best buys: An in-depth look at Hoosier high schools
Focus on dropout factories: Associated press article spotlights low-performing high schools, draws criticism from many school officials
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
The national articulation and transfer network
The Breakthrough High School project
High school teaching for the twenty-first century: Preparing students for college
Lessons on assessing the costs of small high schools: Evidence from Seattle and Denver
Are they really ready to work? Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce
Database of 21st century skills assessments
Indiana higher education opportunity data book 2007
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Washington Data and Reports
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
The first year of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
ACT high school profile report: Indiana
Educational Attainment in the United States 2006
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
No county left behind: The persistence of educational deprivation in Indiana
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
Leading the conversion process: Lessons learned and recommendations for converting to small learning communities
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
A profile of the American high school sophomore in 2002
The talent development high school model: Context, components, and initial impacts on ninth-grade students' engagement and performance
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Schools to watch
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Correctional education facts
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Developing the STEM education pipeline
Educational opportunity for all?
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
Latinos in secondary education
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Ready to succeed: All students prepared for college and work
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Coalition of essential schools national network
Education commission of the states: Online high school policy database
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Educational needs index state report: Indiana
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Examining college remediation trends in Indiana
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Meeting five critical challenges of high school reform: Lessons from research on three reform models
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Making good on a promise: What policymakers can do to support the educational persistence of dropouts
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Our impoverished view of education reform
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
Solutions for our future.org
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
The big payoff: Educational attainment and synthetic estimates of work-life earnings
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Indiana baccalaureate graduation data
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Alternative pathways to high school graduation: An international comparison
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Diploma to nowhere
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
The workplace realities
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
Ready or not? Literacy skills and post-secondary education
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Teacher effectiveness
10 Ideas to ensure college readiness in the No Child Left Behind and Higher Education Acts
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for data analysts
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Indiana Graduation Plan Statute
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Value of a college education (calculator)
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Lessons from the Lone Star state: Designing a sustainable model to expand early college high school in Texas
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Community colleges: A route of upward economic mobility
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Race to the top: Promising approaches to establishing meaningful data systems fostering continuous improvement
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Can the American high school become an avenue of advancement for all?
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Finishing high school: Alternative pathways and dropout recovery
Improving low performing high schools: Searching for evidence of promise
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Meaningful measurement: The role of assessments in improving high school education in the twenty-first century
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
The hidden costs of community colleges
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
Telling it like it is: Youth speak out on the school to prison pipeline
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
The mission of the high school: a new consensus of the purposes of public education?
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Ten facts about the recovery
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
America's Promise Alliance dropout prevention summits
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Steps taken on the path forward
Improving community college success
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
A first look at the common core and college and career readiness
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Science achievement and occupational career/technical education coursetaking in high school: The class of 2005
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Everybody ready for college
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Breaking new ground: Building a national workforce skills credentialing system
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
The US STEM education model (simulation)
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Framework for providing all students an opportunity to learn through reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Understanding the common core state standards
Fewer, clearer, higher: Moving forward with consistent, rigorous standards for all students
Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF)
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
Building an early childhood professional development system
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
The state of state standards - and the Common Core - in 2010
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Call for action: Transforming teaching and learning to prepare high school students for college and careers
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
STEM coursetaking among high school graduates, 1990-2005
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2008
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
Closing the gap between high school and college
The 2010 Brown Center report on American education
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
The effects of grade retention on high school completion
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Transforming high schools: Performance systems for powerful teaching
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
National Youth Employment Coalition
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Teacher and leader effectiveness in high-performing education systems
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Parents' guide to student success
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Race to the top and teacher preparation: Analyzing state strategies for ensuring real accountability and fostering program innovation
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
New school year brings steep cuts in state funding for schools
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
Incentives for early graduation: How can state policies encourage students to complete high school in less than four years
The condition of college and career readiness 2011
2011 ACT national and state scores: State reports
Employer-paid tuition advancement for low-income workers
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Test, punish, and push out: How zero tolerance and high-stakes testing funnel youth into the school to prison pipeline
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Assessing deeper learning
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Why we're behind: What top nations teach their children but we don't
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
Crossing the finish line: A national effort to address near completion
Whether and how to use state tests to measure student achievement in a multi-state randomized experiment: An empirical assessment based on four recent evaluations
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
The Everyone Graduates Center
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
How do American students measure up? Making sense of international comparisons
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2008 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2007-08, and 12-month enrollment 2007-08
Reengaging high school dropouts: Early results of the national guard youth challenge program evaluation
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
Reinventing the federal role in education: Supporting the goal of college and career readiness for all students
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
A synthesis of grade retention research: Looking backward and moving forward
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
Learning around the clock: Benefits of expanded learning opportunities for older youth
Closing the expectations gap 2009: Fourth annual 50-state progress report on the alignment of high school policies with the demands of college and careers
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Educational policies for integrating college competencies and workforce needs: Cases from Brazil, Mongolia, Ukraine, and the United States
Benefits of additional high school coursework and improved course performance in preparing students for college
The case for more attention to financial assistance for adult learners in Indiana who will need to seek Bachelor's degree completion at a distance
Why Boys Fail (whyboysfail.com)
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
College tools for schools
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
From high school to the future: The pathway to 20
Chasing the high school graduation rate: Getting the data we need and using it right
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Benchmarking for success: Ensuring US students receive a world-class education
Transforming statewide high school assessment systems: A guide for state policymakers
Focusing on the essentials for college and career readiness: Policy implications of the ACT national curriculum survey results 2009
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Postsecondary preparation and remediation: Examining the effect of the early assessment program at California State University
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Sustaining the Race to the Top reforms
Achieve Standards Alignment Tool
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
High school remediation
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
The historic opportunity to get college readiness right: The Race to the Top fund and postsecondary education
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Keeping middle grades students on the path to success in high school: Increasing engagement and achievement in SREB states
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
ACE Online Information Center
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Survey of Canadian career college students: Phase II -- In-school student survey
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
The spaces between the numbers: Getting international data on higher education straight
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Research on retention and attrition
What does research say about 21st century skills?
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Enhancing school reform through expanded learning
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
Chronic early absence: Providing solutions for increasing achievement in the early grades and preventing school drop-out
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Closing the expectations gap 2010
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Ed.gov Open Innovation Portal
A blueprint for reform: The reauthorization of the elementary and secondary education act
The 2009 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Multiple Pathways in California: A New Option for High School Reform
College- and career-ready (video presentation): Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses.
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
Mini-digest of education statistics, 2009
The connection between health and high school dropout
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Mapping the road to college: First generation students' math track, planning strategies, and context of support
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
The burden of borrowing: A report on the rising rates of student debt
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Every child a graduate: A framework for an excellent education for all middle and high school students
Pushed out or pulled up: Exit exams and dropout rates in public high schools
Data sources for improving college access and success
Learning to earn
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
What’s wrong with the guys
The early college high school: The initiative at a glance
Public high school graduation and college readiness rates in the United States
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
High school graduation rankings and rates for fifty states 2002
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
When it comes to school, girls rule
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
First generation college students: A literature review
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
African American achievement in America
The 2003 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Peak experiences
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
The connection collection: School-family-community connections database
2002 State new economy index
Implementing graduation counts: State progress to date
Learning by degree: Real-life stories from three early collge high schools
National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)
The postsecondary education experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators
What effect does a career intervention have on at-risk middle school students' career maturity levels, self-esteem, and academic achievement
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 1: Review of current and proposed graduation indicators
User's guide to computing high school graduation rates, Volume 2: Technical evaluation of proxy graduation indicators
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
A call to action: Transforming high school for all youth
Public schools and economic development: What the research shows
Redesigning high schools to prepare students for the future
High schools for the new millennium
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Collegiate learning assessement project
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Setting a public agenda for higher education in the states: Lessons learned from the national collaborative for higher education policy
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
How diversity affects teaching and learning
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
State education reforms – Standards, assessment, and accountability
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Education and incarceration
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Teacher attrition: A costly loss to the nation and to the states
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Rethinking high school: Inaugural graduations at New York City's new high schools
Middle Start
Talent Development High Schools
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Unfinished business: More measured approaches in standards-based reform
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Dropout rates in the United States: 2001
The feasibility of delivering aid for college through the tax system
Trends in African American and Native American participation in STEM higher education
Academic pathways, preparation, and performance: A descriptive overview of the transcripts from the high school graduating class of 2003-04
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Who's counted? Who's counting? Understanding high school graduation rates
The toolbox revisited: Paths to degree completion from high school through college
Indian students and college preparation
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2006
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Colorado Reports
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Indiana State Profile
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
Sustaining focus on secondary school reading: Lessons and recommendations from the Alabama reading initiative
More information on the methodology, data, and terms used in the AP dropout factory story
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Reforming American high schools: Case studies and resources on best practices
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Rethinking high school: Preparing students for success in college, career, and life
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
ACT high school profile report: The graduating class of 2007 (National)
Access to success initiative
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Accelerated developmental education project
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Raising achievement and graduation rates by supporting teachers in developing quality classroom instruction
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Racial disparities and the new federalism
The effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on dropout for youth with disabilities
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
The education success program
Strategic directions in Indiana education
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
What every college access practitioner should know about: The early college high school initiative – Indiana plans for the early college high school for science and technologies
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
More student success: A systemic solution
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
McNair scholar handbook
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
College For Every Student
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
Science and mathematics education indicators
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Out of many, one: Toward rigorous common core standards from the ground up
Literacy instruction in the content areas: Getting to the core of middle and high school improvement
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Learning what it takes: An initial look at how schools are using early warning data and collaborative response teams to keep all students on track to success
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
An overview of classes taken and credits earned by beginning postsecondary students
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
Graduate enrollment in science and engineering grew substantially in the past decade but slowed in 2010
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Promoting quality individualized learning plans: A "how to guide" focused on the high school years
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Poised to lead: How school counselors can drive college and career readiness
Movin' it and improvin' it! Using both education strategies to increase teaching effectiveness
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Science and engineering indicators 2012
A public education primer: Basic (and sometimes surprising) facts about the U.S. education system
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Improving the odds for failing schools
Advocacy in action toolkit
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Snapshot report: Mobility
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education